If you would like to bring your child in for a tour before his/her procedure, please contact us at (941) 235-5800 to set up a time. Frequently, this will help ease anxiety that you and your child may feel. Also, feel free to bring a favorite toy or blanket for your child to help them feel more comfortable.
Your child will most likely have an IV in place when he/she wakes up from his/her procedure which will be removed after he/she is awake and taking fluids without nausea.
Both parents may stay with their child in the pre-operative area before surgery and in step-down recovery following surgery. Feel free to bring a favorite stuffed animal or blanket. A parent or legal guardian must remain in the facility while their child is under our care. Please bring a bottle or sippy cup if your child does not drink from a cup. It is fine for your child to have something to drink after the procedure.